UI

Nevercenter releases Silo 2.5

First update to the lightweight subdivision surface modelling tool for nearly three years adds FBX, Collada support; overhauls the UI.

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Pixologic ships ZBrush 4R8

Updated: Long-awaited update to the sculpting tool adds real-time Booleans, vector displacement meshes, eight new deformers.

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

Sneak peek: Affinity Photo 1.6

Now available in public beta: pro-grade $50 image-editing tool gets toggleable 'light UI' for layout work; freehand stroke stabilisation.

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Foundry releases Katana 2.6

Look dev and lighting tool gets new API to lay groundwork for native viewer based on Pixar's Hydra real-time rendering architecture.

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Sneak peek: Mari 3.3

Corrected: Changes include option to re-edit paint already committed to a model. Radically decluttered new GUI due in a future release.

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Autodesk ships 3ds Max 2018

Update replaces the mental ray renderer with Arnold 5, adds new options for customising the interface and editing motion paths.

Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Trimble ships SketchUp 2017

3D modelling software gets new graphics pipeline and Extension Manager. Pro users get tables in LayOut, plus better DWG export.

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Adobe releases Photoshop CC 2017

Videos: Update adds more for designers than CG artists, but there are a few nice workflow features.

Friday, November 4th, 2016